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Fall Fargo Junk Market planned Sept. 23 - 24 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds

The event will have a little something for everyone, including 60 vendors, bingo for the children and coffee and ice cream.

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Merchandise is seen at the Little Red Shack in Perham, Minn. Owner Stacy Chesley is one of 60 vendors who will be on hand at the Fall Fargo Junk Market Sept. 23-24 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.
Contributed / Stacy Chesley
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WEST FARGO — The Fall Fargo Junk Market will return to the Red River Valley Fairgounds from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

The market will feature 60 vendors, bingo games for children, and a concession stand. Muddy Boots Coffee Company of Mapleton, N.D., will also be on hand serving coffee and ice cream.

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The Fargo Junk Market will include antiques and vintage repurposed items as well as many handmade pieces.

“The community can expect a family friendly event,” said Kelly Binfet, the owner of the Fargo Junk Market . “Wide aisles for shopping and just enough vendors to provide a little something for everyone.”

Binfet was a vendor in the Fargo Junk Market for many years before she took ownership in 2021.

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“We just want to keep putting on a great show that people have loved for years,” Binfet said.

Each of the markets promotes a local charity. The fall market is featuring Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and ReStore , a thrift store for home improvements in Moorhead, as a part of their local charity lift up.

Laura Caldwell, host of the Left Coast Rivals YouTube channel, will be a special guest Friday, Sept. 23. Caldwell's hope is to help people decorate their homes with secondhand items. She wants to grow awareness and motivate others to buy secondhand items for themselves and their homes.

“As a vintage reseller myself, and a former events planner, I try to make sure I have thought of everyone and try to make the best show possible,” Binfet said. “There are a lot of vendor shows out there, so I like to make ours a bit special by lifting up charities in our community, to make it more than just a day of shopping!”

All of the participating vendors are small business owners. Binfet hopes that these vendors will be able to promote their businesses and attract new customers, and that customers will enjoy their time at the show.

One of the many vendors attending this year is the Little Red Shack of Perham, Minnesota. The store has been a vendor for the Fargo Junk Market since 2017.

“There isn’t any other local vendor show like Fargo Junk Market,” said Owner Stacy Chesley. “The vendors are always great, the event is well put together and well organized, and the crowd that comes is like no other.”

Chesley is excited to be part of the event and hopes to be able to help decorate others homes with vintage antique items and make a few friends along the way.

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Owners of The Little Red Shack in Perham, Minnesota, have participated in the Fargo Junk Market since 2017.
Contributed / Stacy Chesley

“It’s like a family reunion sometimes when some (the vendors) are from out of town and you don’t see them but once or twice a year,” Chesley said. “It’s just a fun event to be part of.”

A few of the other vendors attending this fall's junk market include Harlow Grace, Sweet Pickins, Burlap Rustic Boutique, and FM Antiques.

The cost to attend is $5. Children ages 12 years and younger will get in for free.

For more information, visit Fargo Junk Market on Instagram and Facebook @fargojunkmarket.

If you can’t make the fall event, the Fargo Junk Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 3.

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